GOV.UK proposition

The GOV.UK proposition helps people in government departments and agencies who need to publish information or services for the public to use.


GOV.UK exemption form

This file is in an OpenDocument format


The proposition helps people to decide if part or all of their planned publishing should be on GOV.UK or not.

It explains:

  • the criteria for content published on GOV.UK, for example putting the user’s needs first
  • what does not go on GOV.UK, for example general advice
  • how to request an exemption, and what happens if you do not have one
Published 17 June 2014
Last updated 9 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Removed duplicative sentence in 8. Campaigns activity and raising awareness

  2. Changes made to better define what does and does not go on GOV.UK, and to incorporate guidance on how to get an exemption and transition content to GOV.UK.

  3. First published.